On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, Dept of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge issued a letter to Public Housing Authorities, Continuums of Care, Multifamily Owners, and HUD Grantees regarding the importance of access to housing for citizens returning to communities from incarceration.

“The President and I believe that everyone deserves a second chance and a stable home from which to rebuild their lives. No person should exit a prison or jail only to wind up on the streets.” Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Just one day earlier at the Columbus City Council meeting, Councilor John House read the Proclamation declaring, June Re-Entry Awareness Month. Members of the Mayor’s Commission on Re-Entry were on hand to receive the Proclamation from Mayor Skip Henderson and update the Council.

Thanks to Mayor Henderson’s foresight, the Commission was established in 2019. Home for Good of the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley is honored to chair the Housing Subcommittee of the Commission since 2020. Working collaboratively across the community, the Commission has worked diligently to break down barriers to housing, employment, and full reintegration in our community for returning citizens and their families.

As our community continues to meet, head-on, the needs of our community, we look forward to strengthening existing partnerships while establishing new partnerships so that all citizens can enjoy a Home for Good!
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Cure Violence Columbus

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Community Schools United

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Secretary Fudge Outlines HUD Actions to Address Reentry...

WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today outlined actions that the Department is taking to improve public safety by addressing the housing needs of returning citizens, including through...

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Breaking Announcement: Eviction Moratorium Extension through July 31, 2021


WSG helps citizens navigate the job market and find sustainable employment - also provide grant funding for those enrolled in colleges, universities, and training programs across the state of the Georgia. Read more

Saturday, June 26 | 10:00 am
Columbus Health Department
5601 Veterans Parkway

Drive thru opportunity for free HIV testing. The first 20 people receive a gift card. Read more

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The CDC Director extended the Eviction Moratorium for 30 days. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021 is now extended through July 31, 2021 and this is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium. Read more


To prevent a wave of evictions when the moratorium expires, many states and localities have adopted or expanded diversion programs that encourage landlords and tenants to reach agreements that avoid eviction. Read more

The Disaster Readiness Line Newsletter is circulated by Georgia's Healthcare Coalitions to our emergency preparedness partners. Read more


This digest contains recently published resources from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and its national, state, and local partners. Read more

This library of resources, relevant to Distressed Cities Technical Assistance (DCTA) recipients and smaller distressed communities, features COVID-19 pandemic response resources as well as general resources. Read more


Monthly Housing Navigation and COVID Response Meeting

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | 3:00 pm
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